Sonja Geracsek Motion Graphics
Creating Motion Graphics Templates of 3D Lettering | Part 3 of 3

CREATING MOTION GRAPHICS TEMPLATES OF 3D LETTERING

A Three Part Series of Creating 3D Animated Lettering That Stands Out And Enhances Your Online Presence | Part 3

About This Class


This class will teach you how to export your animation as transparent stickers to use for social media and the web. I will take you through the process of setting up your animation with Essential Graphics within After Effects, converting your animation into a GIF with transparency in Photoshop and exporting an animated PNG with the help of an APNG converter.


Who This Class Is For


This class is perfect for intermediate learners. Some prior knowledge of After Effects and Photoshop might be necessary. No previous knowledge of creating GIFs or animated PNGs, however, is needed. I will be focusing on optimising your project and exporting the stickers, so get your assets ready.


What You'll Learn


  • Creating animation templates
    • You will learn how to set up your animation up in After Effects with Essential Graphics
    • You will be able to create several iterations of your scene with only one animation
    • You will learn how to set up controllers
  • Exporting transparent GIF
    • You will learn how to export your animation as a transparent video
    • You will learn how to convert your video into a transparent GIF with Photoshop
  • Exporting an animated PNG
    • You will learn how to export a PNG sequence
    • You will use an APNG converter to create an animated PNG
    • You will learn the pro’s and cons of GIFs vs. APNGs


Why You Should Watch


By the end of this class you will have a solid understanding of creating animation templates in After Effects with Essential Graphics. You will know how to export animated stickers with transparency, using two different methods.


You will be able to upload your GIFs to sites like Giphy and use your APNGs on the web. You can also use this knowledge to create stickers for popular mobile chat apps like iMessage.


Materials / Resources


You will need After Effects, Photoshop and an animated PNG converter to complete this class. You will need to come prepared with your own assets to export as a GIF or use the assets provided in the project gallery. You will also need an APNG converter.

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